No, I kid you not, there really is a video game called 100ft Robot Golf coming out a little later this year and it’s exactly what it sounds like.
The game features oversized robots playing golf in cities, mountains and even outer space. The game will be available exclusively on the PlayStation 4 and will be compatible with the PlayStation’s new VR (Virtual Reality) headset.
Dan Teasdale is the mind behind No Goblin, the game developer that helped create the hit game “Roundabout”. He and his crew enjoy golf games and wanted to create something that was different and fun for everyone to play.
Thinking outside the box, or outside the hole rather. Here’s a short Q&A Dan kindly did with me on the new golf game.
Are you guys golf fans or just wanted to create something cool?
We definitely wanted to make something cool, but we also love playing golf games like Hot Shots and PowerStar Golf. 100ft Robot Golf is us wondering what we could do if we took the mechanics and rules of golf and removed any restrictions – whether it’s telling a story in a sports game, destroying anything in your way, or playing on your TV or in Virtual Reality, 100ft Robot Golf delivers.
Also, what are some of the courses (Or towns/locations rather) we can expect? Courses are always huge in golf games.
Since the robots in 100ft Robot Golf are huge, we had to pick huge locations for them to play in. Some of the great places you can play include entire cities, up the side of a volcano, and even in space on the moon!
Is almost everything in the game destructible?
Anything above robot ankle height is completely destructible. It’s really great for the cases where you screw up a shot and park your ball behind a skyscraper. Instead of having to work your way around it, just swing your golf club at the building and knock it out of the way – or into the path of one of your golfing buddies.
What kind of online modes will there be?
You’ll be able to play either locally or online with up to four people, but the coolest part of that is that we’re also going to let you create your own rulesets. You can play only short or long holes, turn water hazards into water opportunities, or even make huge changes like whether the game is real time or not!
If you’re more of a purist, this ruleset system allow you to turn on turn-based play and stroke scoring. At that point, you’re basically playing a traditional round of golf – provided you ignore the huge robot that you’re playing as.
Will the game support Remote Play for the PlayStation Vita? Many others (Myself included) would love to play this on the go.
Absolutely! We love the PS Vita (we’re currently finishing up a version of our previous game Roundabout for the handheld), and we’ll definitely be making sure there’s a great control scheme when you’re playing Remote Play on Vita.
Finally, when can we expect a release date?
100ft Robot Golf will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Playstation VR later this year! If you want to know more or find out when we announce a release date that’s a bit more precise, be sure to follow @100ftrobotgolf on Twitter.
So there you have it. Probably the most original golf game concept of all-time will be hitting your PS4 consoles (And Vita systems via Remote Play) soon.
The YouTube video has received over 60,000 views while the PlayStation uploaded version of the trailer received nearly 200,000 views.
And with it coming to the new PlayStation VR headset, the hype for the game has increasingly grown. When you type the number “1” on the YouTube search, first thing that comes up is 100ft Robot Golf which speaks volumes on the anticipation of the game.
And normally, a trailer will receive at least a few negative comments. This game received zero and were all mostly positive which is rare, especially on YouTube.
For the record, I love the idea. I’m always down for something that’ll give golf extra swagger because we too often get stuck on the “Country Club Snobiness” and don’t realize that golf is a game for everyone.
No Goblin totally get this with 100ft Robot Golf.
You can visit 100ftRobotGolf.com for more information.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Don’t be surprised to see me take part in the Robot Golf Tour Masters later this year!
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